I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of coaching, so at the end of our online class for The Renewing of the Mind Project last month, I asked if anyone would be interested in a free coaching call and also be willing to tape the call for a possible podcast.
I’m so happy that Karina volunteered as I had a wonderful time visiting with her and I think our conversation will be helpful to anyone struggling with either weight loss or establishing a renewing of the mind habit. [Read more…]
In this post we’ll talk about accountability: what it looks like, how to get started, and what to watch out for. Let’s begin with a definition.
What is accountability?
Accountability is a helping-each-other-out sort of relationship where we help each other achieve goals by asking the question, “Did you do what you said you would do?” Or in the case of breaking a habit–did you not do what you said you wouldn’t do?
With Christian accountability, the goals are often related to our relationship with God and others: doing something (or not doing something) so we can love God and others better. [Read more…]
In a previous post I compared walking in the Spirit to going on a long hike with a hiking partner who is about a million times more competent than you are.
When I wrote that post, I had just come back from a backpacking trip to the Grand Canyon with my family so this experience was fresh in my mind.
Today I want to continue that post and talk about five things we can do on a practical level to help us walk in the Spirit. [Read more…]
Last week I was privileged to do a guest interview on the Life of a Steward Podcast.
I’ve been listening to this podcast for a long time as the host, Loren Pinilis, talks about time management — and I really need help in that area!
In the interview we discuss how to go to God for help with procrastination, productivity, and time management. [Read more…]
Paul tells us in Romans 12:2 that we’re transformed by the renewing of the mind.
In this online study which begins March 2, 2015, you’ll learn how to renew your mind on a practical, day-by-day basis and what it looks like to rely on God’s strength–not your own–for something you’d like to change.
We’ll start with a small project — something you’d really like to change — and then we’ll start going to God for help with it.
Here are a few possible projects you could take on: [Read more…]
This surprises me. Because I had grown up to believe that I would have the perfect romance, marry the perfect man, and then skip on to the perfect marriage with my perfect husband who would meet my every need.
After all, isn’t that what happened in all the movies?
The truth is, I had unrealistic expectations for marriage. Here’s the truth: there is no perfect marriage! [Read more…]
Maybe you’ve been struggling with the same sin for years. Or you’re stuck in the grip of a negative emotion like worry, anger, or insecurity. Or you’ve been trying to start a habit–like have a daily quiet time–but it’s not happening.
We all know how hopeless that feels because we’ve all been there.
Thankfully, God has a plan. It’s in the Bible. [Read more…]
It’s one of those things I’ve wanted to change, but haven’t been able to.
So when I had to choose a renewing of the mind project to test out my new book (which will be out in January!), I decided to do a “stop giving so much advice” project.
I wrote the questions below to renew my mind with and they’ve really been helping. [Read more…]
Whether it’s a day of depression or an ongoing battle, today’s podcast will give you some ideas of how to cope with depression.
This is part two of my interview with Betty Mullaney, who also struggles with depression. Together we brainstorm ways to deal with it.